So I live in northern (lower) Michigan. Like if you were to hold your left hand out in front of you like you were telling somebody to stop and point at the tip of your pinky finger, that's where I would be (if your hand were a map of course). ANYWAY, I guess we are pretty close so I was wondering: 1) Do you guys ever find US coins in your pockets like I find CA coins ALL THE TIME? The vending machines don't take them, but all of the stores and stuff do. 2) Do you have American flags flying next to Canadian flags here and there? It's not a strange thing to see here, especially in the UP. 3) Do you have Americans crossing the border everyday to work in CA or is that just CAs coming here? 4) Do you have so many Americans on your side of the border that you wonder who's who until they open their mouths and say something? Seriously, I was at a function once in SS Marie (our side) and in this huge conference room full of people and the presenter said "raise your hand; how many Americans do we have here today?" I was like "WTF? I wouldn't come to your country and ask if anyone has seen a Canadian lately"! 5) Do we sound as funny to you as you sound to us? Because the further south I go the more I am accused of sounding or being Canadian and I'm like, "You think I sound funny? In MI, there's a world of difference with a simple crossing of a short bridge!" And Finally 6) It seems all of my friends think that CAs hate Americans and USA! I have spoken to many CAs about the "death to America" deal and I have yet to find a single Canadian that hates Americans. As far as I know they hate one American, Gorge Bush. (It's OK we do/did to). I'm like geez guys, the CAs are in Afghanistan with us don't you know? They even chalked up the longest sniper kill of all time over there. (That was our kill but that's another story). So, it's not true is it? You're not all on the "Death to America" bandwagon are you? Just a "hey how's it goin, A' to my CA friends and neighbors. I would have written this message on some paper, tied it to a rock and thrown it over the border, but I thought that I may get a larger response this way (and if I hit and killed a moose I would have red uniformed cops on horses chasing my ass all over this freezing region of the planet). Have a good day, A'!